Counsellors talking to man on Cape Town Civic Centre

2014-01-16 12:38
A police officer looks up at the Cape Town Civic Centre where a man is threatening to jump from the 23rd floor. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

A police officer looks up at the Cape Town Civic Centre where a man is threatening to jump from the 23rd floor. (Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - Counsellors are trying to talk down a man who is threatening to jump from the 23rd floor of the Cape Town Civic Centre.

Unconfirmed reports say the man has been on the building since 09:00 on Thursday.

News24 reporter Nielen de Klerk said he appears to be very agitated and is walking from one side of the roof to the other.

De Klerk said the man also threw alcohol over the side of the building. Witnesses also said the man had earlier thrown clothes over the side of the building but he was clothed.

Rescue personnel were on the scene with a crane.

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